On the website change.org, a petition was launched demanding the recall of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and by Easter morning the petition went viral.
When the petition launched it quickly grew to 60,000 names, as of the writing of this post it has grown to 122,283.
The petition reads:
Recall Governor Whitmer. Her failure’s during the Covid-19 Corona Virus is causing more Michiganders to get sick. Closing and banning various non essential business’s and activities while leaving others open. Further promoting the pandemic. She has lied since day one with her #Fixthedamnroads which she has failed to do anything in this regards. The response to #PFAS was negligence and completely removing funding for #PureMichigan clearly shows her lack of anything positive for the State of Michigan.
Legally, the petition is meaningless, however, it may show that Michiganders have had enough of her draconian policies and mismanagement of the pandemic. Additionally, many have argued that Whitmer is grandstanding in hopes of becoming former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate, however, this petition could kill that dream.
According to Michigan law, petitioners would need to get one-quarter of the number of Michiganders votes in the previous gubernatorial election for there to be a recall process. That would require 1,062,647 valid Michigan voters to initiate a vote to recall Whitmer.
That may seem like an incredible undertaking however the governor’s new restrictions even barred the sale of the American flag, she has taken things too far.
— Zach 🇺🇸 (@realzachhh) April 12, 2020
“Whitmer is more concerned about running for Vice President,” Dylan Raymond wrote as his reason for signing.
Mike Robinson echoed that theme: “She chooses her own political aspirations over the people of Michigan.”
Linda Blackerby wrote:
She needs to stop telling people they can’t paint or plant flowers?? Are we supposed to sit at home and be depressed?? I mean… What happened to the land of the Free?? People can practice Social distancing and stay safe still.
Whitmer recently harden her stay at home order denying people the right to go to their other homes or visit with neighbors.
Despite the stay at home order conservatives are going to protest, the Michigan conservative coalition has announced a “vehicle rally to surround the Capitol Building” on April 15 at 12:00 p.m.
“Michigan’s typical small business owners obey laws, but they may not notice the progressive agenda being pushed by our radical leftist Governor Whitmer,” said Rosanne Ponkowski, president of the Michigan Conservative Coalition.
“Dope shops are open, while cigar shops are closed.”
“We can get this rally done and stay within the social distancing guidelines,” said Marian Sheridan, cofounder of the group.
Written by April 12, 2020–